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    To all the elk hunters hunting in wolf country...

    Have you noticed any differences in elk habitat location or in other words where the elk are being found during your hunting seasons. I know have seen quite a bit of variation or shift in elk towards certain areas that used to not hold as many elk. Here is what have observed and maybe some possible reasons for it... http://kunderwoodblog.wordpress.com/...lk-meets-wolf/
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    The elk on Union Pass in Wyoming seem to be running full out to get away from them. Not like the elk I hunted as a kid.

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    Went to Wyoming last year for a wilderness elk hunt in the Teton/Thorofare area right next to the SE border of Yellowstone NP. It was in early September and the rut was supposed to be going full bore. Bulls would not bugle as this was a signal to the wolves where they were. Guide told me been like that for a couple of years. Saw lots of wolves during the 6 day hunt and very few elk!!
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    I was filming a father and 2 sons in Idaho during archery and the father explained on camera how this very shift in elk vocalization had gone down due to the reintroduction of wolves in that area.

    He shared how they used to hear bulls at night and in the darkness of the morning years ago but not anymore.

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    I know they are getting quieter in a lot of areas. I havent run into too much trouble with that yet here in Oregon, but I am sure its only a matter of time. They have headed for higher ground for sure, but as of now I am still getting them to talk.

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    I've hunted in wolf areas and outside and haven't noticed too much of a difference. I sat and watched a herd with 6 bulls and 15 cows last fall and had wolves howling at the same time within a 1/4 mile. I watched the elk through the spotting scope and they paid no attention to the wolves. The one thing I have noticed is how much more the elk are bugling at night, even with a new moon, versus years ago. We camped in a basin in mid-september and had bulls bugling all night with no moon but come 830-900 they were done. I think hunters hare having more of an impact on when bulls bugle than wolves. Many hunters are bugling non-stop even if the elk aren't. Opening day last year I hunted this drainage, lots of elk in it, and had a bugle happy hunter on the other side. In a 2hr period I bet he bugled 20-30 times. I have definitely noticed the wolves have pushed the elk out of the open areas and back into the trees.

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    Hunted Idaho wolf country 2 yrs ago late September, heat of the rut. Definitely made it challenging. Very quiet, only pulled my string once all week. And we went way back away from pressure every day, very difficult. Heard plenty of wolves too. Its not good.

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    Eastern Oregon was tough this Season. All the elk seem to be on private lands, and did not get vocal and aggressive until after the end of the bow Season. http://elkmtngear.com/blog/father-an...regon-elk.html

    I really do not think it had anything to do with wolves, but I can certainly see where wolves would completely kill elk hunting if they got a foothold there.

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    Elk, and their breeding habits, evolved around wolves. Elk still bugle with wolves in the vicinity, you just have to work a little harder...

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    I don't need wolves, not any, not one. I don't need WildEarth Guardians, not one.

 

 

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